5 Tips For Yoga Beginners
Are you new to Yoga? Starting the practice of yoga can be intimidating. What to wear, where to practice, what poses are what. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are five of our favorite tips for new yogis.
1. Find The Right Teacher
What’s your first impressions?
Sometimes you just click and other times it's definitely not a match. There are plenty of fantastic yoga instructors, there’s no reason to settle for a teacher you don’t vibe with.
Do you learn?
An easy way to figure out if you’ve found the right teacher is to ask yourself, am I learning? Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned yogi, you should always be learning.
Are they approachable?
Approachability is a must-have quality for a teacher to be effective. You should feel comfortable asking questions and receiving feedback. Your yoga practice should be a positive experience. If you don’t feel comfortable approaching your instructor, you haven’t found the right teacher.
Before settling on a yoga instructor, we recommend you try out several instructors before making a choice on the right teacher for you. Don’t feel pressured to make a quick decision. Take your time finding your match, you’ll be happy you did.
2. Be Patient With Yourself
It’s easy to feel frustrated when trying something new. Being patient with yourself is key to getting the most out of yoga, both physically and mentally. During your practice stay in the present moment. Be kind and gentle to yourself. If you find it difficult to calm your mind try a few of the following tips
🧘♀️ Breathe. Take deep, long, breaths and calm your mind.
🧘♀️ Use a mantra
🧘♀️ Meditate before and after your yoga class
🧘♀ Ask your instructor for guidance
3. Stick With It
Yoga should be a lifelong practice. Every time you set up your mat, you’ll improve. Set a yoga schedule and stick with it. For those just starting out, don’t rush it. Start with one class a week and as you get more comfortable increase your yoga practice from once a week, to twice, three, times and eventually you’ll be starting every morning off with a satisfying yoga routine.
4. Avoid Comparing
When you join yoga classes it will be easy to slip into the comparison mindset. Remember, everyone’s yoga journey is their own. Yoga is not a competition. This time should be for you, your mind and your body. Find what works for you and stay focused on yourself. If you struggle with comparing yourself to others, try a solo yoga class until you get more confident. Focusing on your body, your mind, and the present moment is one of the most important aspects of yoga.
5. Deepen Your Poses
After a little practice you’ll be ready to start deepening your poses. Get more out of your yoga stretches with the help of Quiet Fox Farm’s Organic Topical Balm. Our balm will help you deepen into your yin yoga and soothe your sore, tight ,muscles.